A VALENTINE ACTIVITY

A very popular Valentine's poem:

 

Roses are red.

Violets are blue.

Sugar is sweet.
And so are you.

 

-Anonymous

 

 

And here is a variation :

 

Roses are red.

Violets are blue.
Please don't kiss me,
'cuz I have the flu.

 

-Bruce Lansky

 

             

How about having a go at writing a Valentine poem yourself ?

 

 Complete the poems.

You will find some rhyming words in :

Roses are red
The sky is blue
If you love me
Then I love _______

 

Roses are red
Chicks are yellow
I am hungry

__________

Roses are prickly
Chocolate too dear
Sugar too sweet
And you _________


Now you may try to make one up from scratch

Remember 4 lines in the poem

and 4 syllables in a line

The last line rhymes with the second

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an activity inspired by Bruce Lansky's

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/roses.html

 

 

             

some poems written in class :

 

If you want to find out more about Valentine's day go to :

http://www.howstuffworks.com/valentine.htm

and if you want to see what some of the Victorian valentines looked like

 here is the place:

http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/valentines/valentine.html

 

             

 

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